Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2011 arrow May arrow Metropolitan International Kicks Off with Adams Simul
Metropolitan International Kicks Off with Adams Simul Print E-mail
August 17, 2011
The Metropolitan International (August 17-21) begins tonight at 7:30 PM EST in Los Angeles.
GM Michael Adams, Photo Betsy Dynako

On Tuesday, the tournament's top seed English GM Michael Adams gave a 20 board simul. The average rating of the participants was about 2000. Adams scored 14 wins, 1 loss to Dean Arvidson and five draws with NM Samuel Sevain, NM Kayden Troff, Varun Krishnan, Agata Bykovtsev and Larry S. Smith.
Michael Adams vs. Samuel Sevian Photo Betsy Dynako

There was also a pre-tournament dinner celebration with several of the top players.
A pre-event toast, Photo Betsy Dynako

GM Alejandro Ramirez, Moira Kamgar and Elliott Liu, Photo Betsy Dynako

See a preview video of the event from Ice Hat Creative, which includes interviews with Adams, GM Loek Van Wely, local GM Melikset Khachiyan and USCF's Organizer of the Year Ankit Gupta.

1st Metropolitan International Chess Tournament Preview from Ice Hat Creative on Vimeo.

Find more information on the official website and look for further updates on CLO.


May - Chess Life Online 2011

The Scoop on the World Chess Hall of Fame & Bobby Fischer Against the WorldAlex Battey Earns IM Norm in First Saturday Gareyev Hot in Chicago; Holt Earns GM Norm Get Ready for National Chess Day 2011 World Chess Hall of Fame and HBO Co-Host St. Louis Bobby Fischer Against the World Premiere Chicago Open Photo Gallery Harikrishna & Gelashvili Lead in Chicago Harikrishna on Opening Strong in Chicago Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Matches in Saint Louis Chicago Open Spans Memorial Day Weekend Speed Chess Like You've Never Seen Before (Video) Gelfand to Challenge Anand for World Championship! Eagles Partner with ASAP in Thrilling Event for Philly Youth Nakamura Wins Convincingly to Clinch Classical MatchTension Builds in Saint Louis Matches Unusual Chess Problems: Part I Nakamura Evens Score in Saint Louis Ponomariov, Robson Still LeadThe US Chess Scoop with Dr. Frank Brady National Open: A Chess Festival You Don't Want to Miss! Ponomariov, Robson Score Round-One VictoriesEarth vs. Space Match 2011 Launches! Yankovsky and Troff Earn Norms in Reader Memorial World Elite Battle in Saint Louis Kamsky Eliminated in Heart Breaking Playoff Candidates Semifinals Go to Playoff Kamsky-Gelfand Begins With Two Draws Robson Replaces Korchnoi for Match Play in St. LouisWu and Wheeler Among Winners at Elementary NationalsKamsky Defeats Topalov in Match; To Face Gelfand Next 2011 Elementary Nationals Begin in Dallas 2011 Elementary Nationals: A K-1 Preview Kamsky Draws First Blood in Candidates! Summer in Orlando: Details on the US Open, Junior Girls Open, Denker & BarberCandidates Kick Off; All Draws in Round 1 Nicky and Melinda’s Tournament AdventuresThe May Check is in the Mail Greg on Chess: Handicapping the Candidates Rosen Tops High School Nationals Nakamura, Korchnoi Headline Match Play in St. Louis